Evelyn Eastmond

Evelyn Eastmond is a coder and artist based in Boston.  She is an Open Web Engineer at Bocoup and adjunct faculty at RISD, where she received her MFA in Digital+Media.  Her work explores the elegance of abstraction both in coding, as a way to describe complex software systems, and in painting, as a way to describe a personal, visual language.

Stemming from these interests, Evelyn develops creative-coding toolkits and is currently contributing to p5.js, a new web-flavor of Processing. She also worked as a research developer at the MIT Media Lab on the Scratch project, a visual creative-coding environment for children which has reached worldwide adoption as has been covered by the New York Times, BBC and WIRED. As a spin-off of Processing and Scratch, Evelyn created DesignBlocks to help artists and designers venture into creative coding through visual programming.

Evelyn received her BS and MEng degrees in Computer Science from MIT and her work has been shown in Providence and Boston.

Workshop: Intro to Creative Coding on the Web with p5.js

If you're a complete beginner to creative coding, JavaScript development, or curious about what it's like to make Processing sketches in the browser, then this workshop is for you! Come to this hands-on workshop to learn about creative coding with p5.js, a new JavaScript library for creating graphic and interactive experiences, based on the core principles of Processing. We will go through the basics of the p5.js, API and work on creative projects to get you started.  

Bring a laptop or tablet with a up-to-date web browser and text editor (for code). Please have these installed before arriving at the workshop. No programming experience required.

Applications to download in advance:

Looking for a code editor? We recommend Sublime Text http://www.sublimetext.com/2

Panel: Augmented Education

The panel will explore how new media might augment education. We’ll focus on the properties of the medium, both good and bad: Can new, interactive media help us with traditional subjects like reading, writing, and math? Conversely, are there cases where pencil and paper are the best tools for learning programming? There will be plenty of time for a lively discussion sparked by the panelists' experiences and demos.